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Despite possible negative reaction from employers, the recent survey reveals that many employees support working from home.
Despite possible negative reaction from employers, the recent survey reveals that many employees support working from home.


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Latest: Study Finds Most Office Workers Fear Telecommuting Backlash - Despite possible negative reaction from employers, the recent survey reveals that many employees support working from home.

Study Finds Most Office Workers Fear Telecommuting Backlash

Despite possible negative reaction from employers, the recent survey reveals that many employees support working from home.

Shaw Contract Group Design Is… Award Winners

Seven firms honored for design excellence, creativity.

Conference Will Highlight Student Contributions

World Workplace is giving college students an opportunity to display project ideas.

Survey Results On Correctional Facilities Released

The American Correctional Association, in partnership with ARAMARK Correctional Services, conducted the survey.

Recreation Center Focus Of ASHRAE Student Design Competition

Groups will be presented with awards at ASHRAE's winter meeting in January 2009.

FM Frequency: Conserving Dollars

As the need to do more with less increases, Crane offers some clever cuts in essential services.

Higher Unemployment Around the Corner?

"Unless the labor market turns around soon, unemployment could pass 6% in early 2009 — and the Employment Trends Index isn’t signaling any such improvement around the corner," says Gad Levanon, senior economist at The Conference Board.

Exhibitor Deadline Approaching For The TFM Show and CONSTRUCT2009

These two trade show events will be co-located in Indianapolis, IN in June 2009.

ASHRAE Announces Scholarship Recipients

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has announced the recipients of 16 scholarships totaling $85,000 for the 2008-09 academic year....

Honeywell Scientist Garners Industry Honor

Honeywell announced today that Dr. Ian Shankland, director of technology for Honeywell’s fluorine products business, has been awarded the 2008 Perkin Medal by the...


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Demand For Fire Protection Engineers Exceeds Supply

Fire is a danger that can affect entire communities. For example, each year in the U.S., more than 3,000 people die as a result...

Crestron Records 20 Years Of Double Digit Growth

Crestron Electronics, Inc. closed the books on its 2007-08 fiscal year recently, posting its 20th consecutive year of double digit growth. The maker of...

UK Association Working to Advance Facility Management Profession

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has adopted a new mission statement, following a review by the Institute’s Members’ Council. The new wording...

New CEO For ABB Group

The Board of Directors of ABB Ltd. recently announced that Joseph M. Hogan has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the ABB Group....

Bad News For Construction Forecasts

As the nonresidential sector has experienced cutbacks in demand for new space, the projections for construction activity for new nonresidential facilities are in...

ASHRAE Raises More Than $2 Million for Research Promotion

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure a year? So goes the song from the hit play Rent. But at...

A Game Can Change The Office

“The Sandbox” game model enables businesses to solve complex organizational problems, achieve specific goals, and take steps into the future of productivity. A key concept of The Sandbox is that it is a physical game played by people around a table. This ensures that conversations include a variety of view-points but are also fluid, with instantaneous feedback, creative problem solving, and consensus building.

HR Outsourcing Recruitment Grows Despite Lagging Economy

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is growing rapidly and has the potential to be a multi-billion dollar market, taking advantage of the trend towards single...

Zoll Medical Corporation Announces The Addition Of A President

Zoll Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, announced that Jonathan Rennert, 44, has joined Zoll to serve as its...

Henry Green Named NIBS President

NIBS’ Board Chairman Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, announced that Henry L. Green, Hon. AIA, has been selected as the next president and CEO of...

Telkonet Promotes Jeff Sobieski to Chief Operating Officer

Telkonet, Inc., a provider of centrally managed solutions for integrated energy management, networking, building automation, and proactive support services, announced yesterday that it has...

Outstanding Achievements Recognized at ASHRAE’s Annual Meeting

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recognized 86 members for contributions to ASHRAE and the HVAC&R industry at the Society’s...

FM Issue: Essential Elements In Outsourcing

Contributor Alex Lam reveals how a new approach to outsourcing is making it a more attractive management option.

Professional Development: Consolidation Of Vendor Bases

Guest Columnist Colin Schnebly wonders if consolidation puts corporations' revenues at risk?

New Research Shows Employers Offering More Amenity Options

Companies are offering employees a wider range of amenities than in years past, according to results from a recent International Facility Management Association study....

Professional Development: Job Order Contracting

Guest Contributor Vince Duobinis suggests spreading procurement needs around the community.

Professional Development: FM–The Oldest Profession?

This amusing overview from Guest Contributor Charles Carpenter defines great moments in FM history.

FM Frequency: To LEED Or Not To LEED? It All Depends!

Crane shares this interactive session with a thought provoking reader.

Professional Development: Illegal Immigration Is An FM Issue

With reform a hot topic, Guest Contributor Neville Cramer illustrates how changes could redefine the workforce.

FM Frequency: From the Outside Looking In

A peek inside the fictitious life of temporary facility manager, Ms. Y (courtesy of "Dear Diary").

Professional Development: The Brain Drain

Jerry Cederstrom believes good asset management programs can help overcome the maintenance talent exodus.

Giving Back In Style

The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Of IFMA Dresses Up To Donate In party dresses and tuxedos, nearly 250 facility managers recently gave back to the community...

Professional Development: Video Analytics

Facility managers can use this technology to meet more than just their security needs.

FM Issue: Emergency Measures In A Post 9/11 World

Survival during disasters is not a matter of luck if appropriate planning measures are in place.

The Merchandise Mart Receives LEED Silver Certification

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) is proud to announce The Merchandise Mart Chicago, the world’s largest commercial building encompassing 4.2 million square feet, has...

FM Frequency: Rolling With The Facilities Budget

There are alternatives to the traditional method of budget preparation.

Directions: Creating The Ideal Workforce

An educational outreach program transforms potential dropouts into successful, skilled graduates.

Professional Development: Auditing Contingency Plans

What the fm does with the plan is as important as the plan itself, according to Guest Contributor Ken Koch.

Services & Maintenance: Waste Management And Ralph Waldo Emerson

What does this 19th century writer have to do with recycling?

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